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Friday, July 14, 2017

A Visit to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah is taking on a new look. Large photo graphics are being installed not only here on the exterior but also inside. This is part of the new direction of the Library. The entire first floor of the Library has been converted into a Family Discover Center. 

The stations of the Discovery Center are very large screen monitors and each area focuses on a family history related activity. The center is staffed with a number of full-time and Church Service Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are not there to proselytize but to assist visitors in having an immersive family history experience. The books and microfilm are still there on the other floors and researchers are not required to enter the Discovery Center if they do not want to do so. 

My wife and I spent some time in the Family History Discovery Center before it was officially opened and were surprised at the variety of activities and the interest they generated. On my most recent trip, I was completely engaged in looking at books and microfilm and did not spend any time in the Discovery Center. 

To find out more about the Family Discovery Center see their web page

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